Have you ever celebrated Matariki?. Well on the 8th of June this is what Pt England School did to celebrate Matariki, they splitted up into different groups and participated in different activities like cooking , movie making , sports and craft. Keep reading on to find out what else happened on Matariki day for the students at Pt England School.
Early in the morning Pt England School got sent to their special Matariki groups!. Once Miss Parrant ( My home teacher ) announced what group I was in, I was so excited that I sprinted with excitement to Mr Goodwin classroom with Sonnia. When I arrived at my Matariki group it took awhile for the other students from other classes to come to Mr Goodwin classroom to start doing activities, there were year 1’s , some year 5’s & 6 and a couple of year 7’s in Mr Goodwin Matariki group. Once we had completed the role we found out what we were doing , our group was cooking and our teachers were Mr Goodwin and Mrs Timmi ( the best bakers/cookers in the school ). When Mr Goodwin told us what our group was he told us what we were going to do , he simply said that we were going to create some delicious “ Kumara Roasties “ , some recipe books for our whanui and when you are with Mrs Timmi you get to ice and decorate some tasty cookies that she pre-made before school had started!. ( Doesn't all of those delicious treats and kai sound amazing! ).
First of all we needed to read out the recipe so that we can start cooking our Kumara Roasties!. Than some students go chosen to the grate the delicious Kumara and Potatoes in a large bowl , while they were doing that job for Mr Goodwin the other students go to create recipe books for them to cook at home for their whanui. Many students went in and out to wash their hands to start cooking the Kumara Roasties and decorate some delightful cookies with icing and star shaped chocolate for toppings!. After a joyful morning tea we started to cook the Kumara Roasties on a mini bbq!. It was super cool because we squished and compressed the Kumara and Potatoes mixture in between our bare hands , than we cook the Kumara Roasties.! And the other’s did activites and decorate some tasty cookies with Mr Timmi!.
Ahhh , after all that squishing and compressing it was finally time to eat our scrumptious Kumara Roasties and our decorated cookies!. Before I took a bite of the delicious Kumara Roasties I top it with some sweet chili sauce and than I took one massive bite and it melted in my mouth , it had a weird texture because the Kumara Roasties the way it was grated it just felt weird. But I didn’t eat my cookie , a couple minutes later we gave the classroom a good clean up because it was a disaster it looked like a jungle with all sorts of animals in it, so than we clean it all up!. “ Stop Look And Listen “ yelled Mr Goodwin he announced to us that we had another assembly , finally we all silently sat down in the correct spot. Most of the students show their creation that they made for Matariki and a couple of students got to explain what they created on Matariki day.
Matariki was such a exceptional day for may students , i’ve learnt how to cook and work with other ages. My highlight for Matariki day was getting to eat the Kumara Roasties and Decorating Cookies. Thank you to all teachers for organizing this amazing day. Thanks for reading!.
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